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    • Fishermen enslaved in Palawan rescued 

      Mayol, Ador Vincent S. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 23, 2015, on page A13)
      A fish trader and his recruiter are facing charges of human trafficking after they allegedly forced 78 fishermen from Bohol and Cebu to work without pay. Ramil Noval and Yulo “Boy” Plecerda, both from Lapu-Lapu City, were ...
    • Thailand cracks down on illegal fishing as fears grow over possible EU export ban 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, July 2, 2015, on page S1/5)
      A belated Thai clampdown on illegal fishing is forcing unlicensed vessels ashore, threatening to paralyze a key industry as the kingdom desperately tries to avoid a European Union ban on exports worth $1 billion a year. ...
    • Tuna workers assured of P15-m perks 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 17, 2015, on page A6)
      "Six thousand canning workers of General Tuna Corporation will receive P15 million in non-cash benefits in the form of uniforms, personal protective equipment (PPE), and annual medical examination services, all for free ...